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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: The community is invited to the 9:30 a.m. summer schedule worship which begins on Memorial Day weekend. The Rev. Susan Thomas, chaplain at Billings Clinic, is the special guest for a service that includes the dedication of Linda McCray’s paintings “The True Light” and “Arise,” as we remember loved ones, honor those who are with us and those who have gone on before us.

First Presbyterian Church, 13th Street West and Poly Drive: The summer schedule begins this Sunday with worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school resumes in the fall. A dedication of a new stained glass window will be celebrated during worship. More information about the church can be found at

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: Pastor Karl Guhn, director of pastoral care and church relations at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries, leads the 7 p.m. worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel.

King of Glory Lutheran Church (ELCA), 4125 Grand Ave.: The summer worship schedule begins with only one service at 9:30 a.m. The summer schedule will run through Labor Day.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B: The 10:15 worship hour will be a service of Scripture, liturgy and an old-fashioned hymn sing. Worshippers are encouraged to request their favorite hymns.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Special music during the 10 a.m. service is by the Rev. Doug Johnson, baritone, who will sing Trinity Sunday selections from the New Century Hymnal. Fred Binckes plays organ selections by the French Impressionist Joseph Jorgen. There is no Sunday school. Adventure Hour begins June 2. After the service, come for birthday cake in the fellowship hall to celebrate all those having birthdays in May. The church hosts families of the Interfaith Hospitality Network this week.

Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: The summer worship schedule begins this week, with Faithlink adult Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and summer worship at 9:30 a.m. Graduates will be recognized and honored during worship, and a reception will be held in their honor after the service.

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: The summer schedule begins with worship services at 8:30 and 10 a.m.

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 N. 27th St.: The Trinity Sunday service is at 11 a.m. There is coffee and conversation before and after the service. All are welcome to dress casually. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: At the 10:30 a.m. worship, Youth Sunday and Peace With Justice Sunday are celebrated. Come for coffee and fellowship at 10 a.m.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: After the 9 a.m. worship service, the Sandwich Ministry team will gather at 10:15 a.m. to make sandwiches for the Rescue Mission outreach van, and the LCGS Girls Choir is having a bake sale to help defray costs of their June 10-15 June.


Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: State Rep. Kelly McCarthy will present his first biennial legislative wrap-up report at the 7 p.m. community lecture series.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: Mayflower and First Congregational Church youth have their year-end party for both youth groups at Geyser Park. Call Kimmie at 855-4317 for times and fees.

The Baha'i Faith Presents, 3206 Sixth Ave. N.: At 7 p.m., come for a talk on “Life of the Soul” presented by Claudia Oakes. Oakes is a part-time faculty member at Montana State University Billings, where she teaches environmental policy. Her Ph.D. is in geography of the environment from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a member of the Baha'i Faith for more than 30 years.


Unity Church, 9 14th St. W.: Everyone is invited to unbridle body and spirit in this whole-body-wellness dance and movement “playshop” which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Former Billings resident, Kimberly Clausen, holistic dance and movement specialist and health coach, will provide user-friendly and fun techniques designed to enhance and enliven daily living.

Saturday, June 1

Damsel in Defense, a self-defense program: From 1 to 3 p.m., United Methodist Women will offer a self defense program at Shiloh United Methodist Church at 1810 Shiloh Road. Amber Adams is the presenter, and she has demonstrations and information of many different pieces of merchandise which she can provide to the people attending. There is no age limit. Snacks will be provided between presentations. For more information, call Lenore Kipp at 245-4896 or Norma Smith at 656-4897. Register at the church office, email or call 656-0050.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Women of Mayflower are holding a huge all-church trunk-garage sale, barbecue and bake sale to benefit Camp Mimanagish. There will be tables both inside and outside the church, plus open trunks in the parking lot.

Other news

Garage sale: Unity Church of Christianity at 9 14th St. W. is having a sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, there is also a bake sale and hot dog lunch.

Vacation Bible School

Open Bible Christian Center, 302 19th St. W.: VSB is at 11 a.m. each Sunday and at 6:45 p.m. each Wednesday, June 2-Aug. 28. The theme is “Outback Games, Hope of Glory — Jesus In You!” Free. To register, call 656-4946.

First Presbyterian Church, 13th Street West and Poly Drive: Registration has begun for the program “Kingdom Rocks.” It will be from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. June 3-7. To register, call the church office at 252-3434.

Gospel Baptist Church, 1246 Cook Ave: June 10-14, 9 a.m.-noon. Register the first day at the door at 8:45 a.m. The theme is “The King’s Kids.” All kids ages 4 to 12 are invited. There is no charge. Call 254-9398 with any questions.

Wicks Lane Baptist, 1605 Bench Blvd.: June 17-21. 9:30 a.m.-noon. All kids who will be in kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall are invited to come for the "Jungle Jaunt."

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